A new species of spider, Dolomedes briangreenei, has been discovered in Queensland in Australia.

It's too early for an April Fool. This is a real spider, which really does eat fish, frogs, and tadpoles and the introduced cane toad, making a significant contribution to the management of the pest.

They're good swimmers, but no need for human swimmers to worry. If disturbed they dive under water and swim away quickly to hide on the bottom.

The discovery was announced at the World Science Festival and the spider was named after physicist and World Science Festival co-founder, Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University.

Mona Evans
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